Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Director: Fernando Eimbcke

In an attempt to escape from a home where sorrow reigns, Juan, a sixteen year old boy, crashes his family’s car into
a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town. Juan calls home
where his younger brother Joaquín tells him that their mother is still locked in the bathroom. Juan hangs up.
As Juan scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix the car, he meets Don Heber, an old paranoid
mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human boxer dog. Don Heber promises to fix the car as soon as
Juan can find the part he needs for his crashed vehicle.
Searching for that piece, Juan arrives at "Refaccionaria
Oriente", an autoparts store attended by Lucía, a young
mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band. While she knows about punk music, Lucía doesn’t have a clue about mechanics and so they must wait for “The One Who Knows”, David, a teenage mechanic obsessed with martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy.
The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a one day journey in which he will come to accept an event as natural and inexplicable as death.

A few months after my father’s death, I crashed the only car we had in the family. I disagree with my mother’s thought that this was just a simple accident. Lake Tahoe is a film that was born as an attempt to understand the reasons that pushed me to commit such an act, such an absurd and profoundly human act.
Fernando Eimbcke

Festivals and awards: Berlin (FIPRESCI Prize), Sundance, Cannes
Links: Trailer

Programme: Other America

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Length: 81
Language: Spanish
Producer: Christian Valdelièvre
Screenplay: Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch
Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Cinematography: Alexis Zabé
Editor: Mariana Rodríguez

Cast: Diego Cataño, Héctor Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara, Yemil Sefami

Producer: Cinepantera

Fernando Eimbcke

Fernando Eimbcke (b. 1970, Mexico City, Mexico) completed his cinematography studies in 1996 at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the National University, Mexico. His work includes several short films and music videos. In 2004, he wrote and directed his
first feature film "Duck Season" (PÖFF 2004), which was selected in the 43rd Critics’ Week in Cannes 2004 and in nearly 90 international festivals.

Temporada de patos (Pardihooaeg; Duck Season, PÖFF 2004)

Wednesday, 03. December 17:30
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